Sustainable & natural beeswax soaps for your skin
Organic beeswax soap - if you've ever strolled a local market or browsed a boutique homewares store, chances are you've seen glimpses of this cleansing and refreshing artisan soap. There's a very good reason why beeswax has begun showing up in more and more soap recipes, cleaning products, skincare products and scented homewares.
Beeswax has scientifically proven healing properties and has been used for centuries to remedy anything from burns to a sore throat. Nowadays, people are more focussed on the purity of what goes on their skin than ever, so a trend towards beeswax products comes as no surprise.
Honey is a delicious, sweet treat, but its use and benefits don't stop there. Honey, when applied topically to the skin, can brighten the complexion, fade scarring, soften the skin, prevent dryness and itching, with anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties to truly pack a punch.
The benefits and qualities of honey will depend on the pollen collected by the bees. However, with the dependency of our local hives, we know that only the best will end up in your soaps.
Here's how our artisan beeswax soaps are made
All our soaps contain pure, cold processed honey harvested straight from our hives, so you can rest assured that your honey soap is as pure as what Cleopatra herself would have bathed in.
We use sustainable methods to ensure there is zero waste, and the honey and wax used in your product is repurposed during the extraction process.
Our handmade beeswax soaps are
- Cruelty free
- Palm oil free
- Paraben free
- Detergent free
- Sulphate free
- Preservative free
- Chemical free
- Phthalate free
- Plastic free
- Naturally fragrant
This makes our soap suitable for all skin types, particularly those with sensitivities.
We use a simplistic cold process method to handle all our honey and honey products, with minimal refining or processing. This ensures all the goodness of honey is kept intact, ensuring the antimicrobial, anti-bacterial, antiseptic, antioxidant and anti-fungal properties are kept intact.
This combination of qualities works together to create a protective barrier against even water on the skin, trapping in moisture, allowing us to keep our soaps palm free, without the need to add oils or petroleum products.
The key ingredients in our handmade beeswax soaps
- Raw honey
- Glycerine or Propylene Glycol
- Sodium Laureth Sulphate
- Sodium Stearate
- Sodium Laurate
- Added essential oils such as lavender, coconut or peppermint
- Donkey milk
- Natural additives such as oats or poppyseeds
Eco-friendly and naturally moisturising for your body
Typical soap bases are made from a combination of oil, water, and lye solution (sodium hydroxide), often with animal fats, making them non-vegan. The fragrance oils and moisturising qualities such as shea butter and coconut oil are later added to the soap recipe, and then the soap is poured into a mould to form at room temperature or moulded at its melting point.
One of the biggest and best differences between many store-bought soaps and Beeswax soap is that nothing needs to be added or stripped away for the soap to do its job.
Australian Bee Products' responsible soap making techniques
Soap making has changed and developed over the years, and unfortunately, the mass production of soaps has resulted in things such as castor oil finding their way into modern soap bars.
The soapmaking technique of a beekeeper, however, remains the same today as it always has, with the natural scent coming through from the honey, and the benefits and texture naturally occurring.
Many typical store-bought soaps are beginning to have an impact on the planet, with the runoff unsafe for waterways, and the intensive high volume production requirements taking their toll.
Responsible beekeeping is all about protecting the bees and the environment they live in, and you will not find happier bees anywhere other than Australian Bee Products. From our beeswax candles to our handmade soaps, we are committed to being eco-friendly in our practices, delivering only the best and most pure products to your door with absolutely no waste.
The benefits of using handmade beeswax soaps
- Improved skin moisture - Beeswax is a natural humectant and has protective qualities to moisturise your skin and keep the moisture in
- Slowed aging process - packed with Vitamin A, beeswax fights free radicals and premature signs of aging the natural way
- Exfoliation - you can throw away the artificial exfoliant gels, thanks to the high anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties in beeswax fighting against dryness on your behalf
- No more cracked lips - the combination of moisturisation and exfoliation naturally found in beeswax can provide immediate relief for cracked and dry lips
- Reduced eczema pain - beeswax when combined with honey and olive oil can soothe and aid in the recovery from the effects of eczema
- Minimised scarring - the trace amounts of hydrogen peroxide in honey can aid in fading old scars and reducing hyperpigmentation.
- Peace of mind - unfortunately, many soaps on the market today are full of hidden ingredients and fragrances that can trigger and worsen skin infections and harm the skin overtime. With our cold process soap made from local, raw honey, you can have the ultimate peace of mind that you're treating your skin how nature intended.
Buy natural handmade soaps today
Perhaps as the steam rose from your shower this morning, you wondered if what is in your soap bar is the best for your skin, the planet, and your health. After a quick Google search, you may have realised it isn't! Or maybe you've heard the buzz about beeswax and want to try some for yourself.
Experience the difference that soap made from beeswax can do for your skin's brightness, comfort, and health.
Our products have been developed with a range of preferences and needs in mind, from the ultra-soothing comfort of coconut and honey to our refreshing and revitalising lemongrass donkey milk soap.
We harvest all our honey and honey products at cold temperatures with minimal handling, so not an ounce of goodness goes to waste. The perfect gift or staple item - after one lather of our soaps - you'll be hooked!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the shelf life of handmade beeswax soap?
Up to one year, or even longer, depending on the blend you choose.
How do handmade beeswax soaps differ from store-bought soaps?
There are no harmful additives, such as palm oil, fragrance oil, almond oil, as the moisturising, exfoliating and fragrances are naturally occurring.
What are the different types of handmade beeswax soap available?
Our range includes coconut soap, honey and oat, lavender, lemongrass and peppermint and poppy seed soap, all with a base ingredient of donkey milk for the ultimate luxury for the skin.
What are the benefits of using handmade beeswax soap?
There is something for every skin concern to be found in beeswax soap. Beeswax is proven to moisturise the skin, improve cracked lips, exfoliate, reduce eczema discomfort, and minimise scarring on the skin.